Monday, August 31, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #33

Not very mellow, sorry. Best I could come up with today.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

‘Lillians Story’ by Kate Grenville was interesting, the first two chapters all about her growing up with the despicable father in ‘Dark Places’. I much preferred the last chapter where she was roaming the streets of Sydney.
I’m loving ‘Falling Angels’ by Tracy Chevalier, (she wrote ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ which I haven’t read). Subject is set in England in 1901 – 1910 each chapter has the characters telling the story. Trouble is when it’s a book that is good I can’t put it down & seem to read it very quickly – hope I don’t get indigestion!

My latest buy (from ebay) is ‘The book of Mah Jong’ by Amy Lo. Just right for our next game.

Click Here for a blog that I find very interesting.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturdays Birds

Shags (cormorants?)sunning themselves at Two Rocks this morning plus some seagulls swimming around. Click pic to enlarge.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Sky Watch Fiday - Season 4 Episode 7

Yanchep Lagoon 4.15pm today.
To see many beautiful skies from around the world go to SkyWatch Friday.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Sky Blue

I have lots of photos of blue skies but am saving them for SkyWatch, in the meantime here is a work of art. More of my digital art here.

Digital print 'Time & Tide' used for cover of 'No Time for Pity'.
Art by AB, book by Barbara Yates Rothwell.

Not really SKY blue so here is another image I called 'Ripples'.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

There has been a lot of controversy over the so called ‘board walk’ now called ‘skybridge’ erected in March (also see Thursday, March 19 & Wednesday, March 25). Quite a good many Yanchep Residents want it pulled down, especially those whose views of the ocean have been lost.

From their houses it an eyesore, a blot on the landscape & not a pleasant vita at all. For others it is an asset.
Read the latest here.

There is also a problem with people fishing in the Lagoon. Unfortunately there are some (so called) fisherpersons that have no thought for others. They cut their lines, leaving fishhooks, line & other debris & make it very dangerous & revolting for swimmers, paddlers, beach walkers & people to just come to see the beauty of the area. See pictures on my posts for Sunday, March 1, rubbish Monday, April 6.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Two fer Tuesday

Here are 2 postcards for whoever wants them. Just let me know your address. There is also the bird stamp one see on Saturday, July 18.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Three for Monday

Mosaic Monday – Mellow Yellow Monday #33 – Today’s Flowers #54

Please take time to visit Mosaics at Little Red House’s Mosaic Monday!

And look at all the Mellow Yellows

not to forget lots of flowers here

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS & Music

What can I say about ‘A Piece of Cake’? I realize she had a very disastrous childhood but she went into so much detail of all the drugs, drink, gangbanging etc that happened & then skipped through how she overcame it all. I got fed up with the swear words & really don’t know how she came out of all that without a fried brain, let alone write a book & become a lawyer.
I have just started ‘Lillians Story’ by Kate Grenville. Also waiting to be read is Forbidden Places by Penny Vincenzi, ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger & Falling Angels by Tracy Chevalier.
Music this week is The Ukulele Orchestra of GB go listen to Wuthering Heights

and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

and this

Before you go just read – I mean really read this

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturdays Bird

One loan seagull sitting on a closed rubbish bin wondering where the next meal is coming from! Not fish from the sea, maybe some chips.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sky Watch Fiday #58

I never get bored looking at the view across the dunes at Yanchep, I hope you don't!
To see at least 250 skies from all over the world go here.

and here is a rainbow taken from the front garden at 4.45pm (missed one yesterday due to camera battery being flat!)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

True Colours Thursday - PALE PINK

Here we go - I don't have many things that are PINK let alone PALE PINK.
Anyone tell me what the future holds (apart from a rainbow)?

Oh and go here if you want to join in or see others 'in the pink'.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

This week I decided to join Postcard Scavenger Hunt #6 – My Funniest Postcards. Go here to see more. Here are two I found among my 500 (or more)
This one from the US ‘An American Diner, St. Louis, Missouri’.

And this from a postxer in Italy.

While I’m in a joke mood how about this:

A cat dies and goes to Heaven.
God meets her at the gate and says: "You have been a good cat all these years. Anything you desire, all you have to do is ask"
The cat replied , "Well, I lived all my life with a family who made me sleep on hardwood floors"
God says, "Say no more."
And instantly a fluffy pillow appears.
A few days later, 6 mice are killed in a tragic accident and go to Heaven.
God meets them at the gate with the same offer He made the cat.
The mice said. "All our life we’ve had to run. We’ve been chased by cats, dogs, and even women with brooms. If we could only have a pair of roller skates, we wouldn’t have to run any more"
God responds, "Say no more."
And instantly, each mouse is fitted with a beautiful pair of tiny roller skates.
About a week later, God decides to check and see how the cat is.
She is sound asleep on her new pillow.
God gently nudges her awake and asks, "How are you doing? Are you happy here?"
The cat yawns and stretches and says. "Oh, I’ve never been happier in my life. And those meals on wheels you’ve been sending over are THE Best!"

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Today's Flowers #53

Click photo to enlarge & see what I thought was a diamond.
And then go to Todays Flowers to see other peoples contributions.
Check this out RAIN CHOIR

Monday, August 17, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #32

Following on from last weeks MYM here is another rail station. I caught a train in Berkeley, California to go to San Francisco but went the wrong way - have no idea where this station is!!

For more Mellow Yellow stuff go here.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

‘The Amateur Marriage’ by Anne Tyler was a slow walk in the park compared to ‘A Piece of Cake’ by Cupcake Brown. Reading this is like racing alongside an express train, I get breathless just reading a few pages (292 out of 470).
Just must mention that I watched ‘Nottinghill’ (again!) and noticed (for the first time) that, at the very end of the movie when the camera pans in to the seat in the park, Hugh Grant is reading ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.
On another note here is a page

from the

'SIXTIES source book'.
I haven't read any of these books. I wish I had been a few years younger in the sixties I'm sure I would have enjoyed it!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturdays Birds

No birds around today, unless I count the chicken that is roasting in the oven (which is why there is no photo!).However there are vegetables that will accompany the bird.

Photo taken mid winter here.

Photo taken a few weeks later - my place (tomatoes in background).

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Chocolate

Ebony does look a bit chocolate in some light.

I DO love chocolate but before I ate the whole packet I remembered to take this photo.

Go to My True Colours to see lots of other Chocolate things.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

I've carted this skeleton around for a few years. It is called 'The Crucifix Fish'.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Today's Flowers #52

Happy 1st birthday to the gang at Todays Flowers

Monochrome Weekly

Photo taken on Derby Day 1957 (don't know the guy in the raincoat)
My first post for Monochrome Weekly Theme

Monday, August 10, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday #31

There is always one idiot who doesn't stay behind the yellow line.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS & BLOGS

On the last day of July I was given this award by Kyles
Thank you very much, it’s taken me some time to gather 15 other bloggers to pass it on to, but here goes – only 10 at the moment………
1. Lindas’s Stuff
2. Crafting a Green World
3. Esther’s Boring Garden Blog
4. A Cup of Jo
5. Kate Flaim (Girl Reporter)
6. A Pot of Tea and a Biscuit
7. Today’s Flowers
8. My Cats and funny Stories
9. tea for joy
10. and I’d like to give one to The Road To Here but there are so many awards including this one on the blog………. Anyway here is another!
5 more later.

Here's what these bloggers have to do:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. [Not all of mine are new.]
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.Here's what these bloggers have to do:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. [Not all of mine are new.]
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Oh yes books - half way through The Amateur Marriage by Anne Tyler.

World Cat Day Yesterday

Ebony hanging around taking it easy!!! So what's new? Most days are the same.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

A couple of birds in the sunshine eating & drinking.

And now a moan: Yesterday the person living at my old address gave me a BIG pile of mail. They knew where I lived (just up the same road). Included were 3 postcards (thank you BJ from Pittsburgh, Wendzefx from Jamaica & B& B while they were in Queensland), a birthday card + stamps from C&B in Spain, 2 Traffic Infringement Notices (ultimately costing me just over $1000 for fines etc!) 3 renewal & final demands from Insurance (luckily they had phoned me when due), 5 demands for payment on gas bottles (had sorted this out with ex landlord last year) & some begging letters. Needless to say I was very pi**ed off! I did have my post redirected for 6 months & was sure I had notified everyone but must have missed the important ones, I sure have paid for my mistake.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Sky Watch Fiday #56

Same old view - different sunset.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

True Colours Thursday - Personal Choice

My blue shelf

My red shelf.

I also chose to show some knitting I did ages ago from a Kaffe Fassett book (hand signed).
I keep forgetting to tell you all to go to TRUE COLOURS and join in.
Click pics to Embiggen (strange word means to make bigger, to make larger, to make size increase: a perfectly cromulent word.)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

The Wednesday What's It

Makes you wonder.....

Have to pass this next one on with thanks from my friend down the coast

Just in case you are having a rough day, here is a stress management
technique recommended in all the latest psychological journals. The
funny thing is that it really does work and will make you smile..

1. Picture yourself lying on your belly on a warm rock that
hangs out over a crystal clear stream.

2. Picture yourself with both your hands dangling in the cool
running water.

3. Birds are sweetly singing in the cool mountain air.

4. No one knows your secret place.

5. You are in total seclusion from that hectic place called the

6. The soothing sound of a gentle water fall fills the air with
a cascade of serenity.

7. The water is so crystal clear that you can easily make out
the face of the person you are holding underwater.

There!! See? It really does work... You're smiling already. Feel free to forward this if you know others who might benefit from this technique.

Now here are some more to - hopefully - make you laugh

Just before the funeral services, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was your husband?" "98," she replied. "Two years older than me." "So you're 96," the undertaker commented. She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it?

Reporters interviewing a 104-year-old woman: "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure."

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs.

I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees, fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation hardly feel my hands & feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92; have lost all my friends. But, thank God, I still have my driver's license.

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour. But, by the time I got my leotards on, the class was over.

My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

Know how to prevent sagging? Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

It's scary when you start making the same noises as your coffeemaker.

These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, “For fast relief".

Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop laughing.

THE SENILITY PRAYER: Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Now, I think you're supposed to share this with 5 or 6, maybe 10 others. Oh heck, give it to a bunch of your friends if you can remember who they are!

And here is something else.........

A 70-year-old man walked into a crowded waiting room and approached the desk.
The Receptionist said, "Yes sir, what are you seeing the Doctor for today?"
"There's something wrong with my dick", he replied.
The receptionist became irritated and said, "You shouldn't come into a crowded waiting room and say things like that."
"Why not, you asked me what was wrong and I told you," he said.
The Receptionist replied; "Now you've caused some embarrassment in this room full of people."
"You should have said there is something wrong with your ear or something and discussed the problem further with the Doctor in private."
The man replied, "You shouldn't ask people questions in a roomful of strangers, if the answer could embarrass anyone."
The man walked out, waited several minutes, and then re-entered.
The Receptionist smiled smugly and asked, "Yes??"
"There's something wrong with my ear," he stated.
The Receptionist nodded approvingly and smiled, knowing he had taken her advice.
"And what is wrong with your ear, Sir?"
"I can't piss out of it," he replied.
The waiting room erupted in laughter.

Check out this
Wulfweard the White

and to keep you laughing
Bodnisattva in metro

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Today's Flowers #51

For more Todays Flowers go here.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Talking ‘bout BOOKS

Enjoyed ‘The Shifting Fog’ very much, in spite of it being a bit predictable. Tuesday Book Club was interesting, only five of us had finished ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’. On Friday I picked up from the library ‘ Lillians Story’ by Kate Grenville, ‘A Piece of Cake’ by Cupcake Brown, ‘The Amateur Marriage’ by Anne Tyler and ‘twelve principles’ by Martin Hawes.

Barry Humphries memoir has been waiting so patiently – have renewed twice – that I thought I had better start it right away. Interesting so far, talking about books, music & art.

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Saturdays Birds

Mmmmmmm....aint love grand